An Ode to Summer
Friday, June 14, 2013
My oldest has his last day of school today! For me that marks the true start of summer. I have been thinking about an ode to summer post but I see the wonderful people at Kinfolk have done so in (of course) the most charming and lovely way possible. This is why I love summer. Not because I ever make a to-go sandwich quite so prettily wrapped in brown paper and bakers twine. Not because I have ever once looked that cute riding a bike or climbing up a rocky steep in a bikini, but because I still get that feeling in the summertime that this video so wonderfully evokes. I have years of those feelings in memory bank from all the summers I have enjoyed which makes me look forward to the warmer days all year long. I love the sound of gravel and dried grass under my feet. I love the sound it makes when you brush your hand against strands of wheat and the sound it makes when the wind is lightly blowing it. It's almost like paper. Almost like the ocean. Almost like wings. But whatever it sounds like it is definitely the sound of summer. I love the summer nights when your face is still flushed from the day, and even though it's still warm outside, your chilled because the sun was so hot on your skin all through the day. I love the smell of a campfire and the scent of a day spent at the pool on my towels. I am excited for the slowed down long days and I am hoping to make the most of every one of them. What are you looking forward to most this summer?